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Indaba Members Create Content for Getty’s Major Ad Placements


We’ve partnered with Getty Images Music, a leading creator and distributor of digital media, to help independent musicians and producers get their songs featured in advertisements. We’ll be regularly tapping into our 600,000-strong community to curate a professional-quality catalog of tracks that fit the up-to-the-minute needs of Getty Images’ client base, which includes all three major broadcast television networks, leading cable television networks, and top brands.

Sourced content from our Licensing Catalog will be added to Getty’s database and shopped to clients seeking music for advertisements, TV shows, films, web content, and other sync placements. 

“Commercials have helped launch the careers of all kinds of great musicians, including Moby, The Black Keys, Feist, and Vampire Weekend,” said Josh Robertson, Indaba VP of Content and Programming. . “Our community members are some of the best up-and-coming musicians in the world, and we’re excited to be working with Getty to help them break out and achieve tangible success.”


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Wanted: Holiday Music

It’s almost that time of year – when stores start blasting Christmas music, the radio lights up with holiday classics, and decorations are abundant everywhere you go.

Each holiday season, musicians have the chance to get paid for commercial placements of their holiday covers or original music.

Several companies have already approached us in need of holiday songs as soon as possible and we know you’re just the musicians for the job! Check out this special holiday opportunity and find out more about what we’re looking for below.

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Updates and Hot Stats from Breakthrough Radio on Grooveshark

Our Breakthrough Radio playlist on Grooveshark has been a major hit; 20 Indaba members have gotten over 350,000 plays since Breakthrough Radio has started. We’re on our 3rd playlist and now to make it easier for you we’re sourcing the music directly from our licensing catalog.

Just submit your songs to the Indaba Music Licensing Opportunity to be considered for all licensing opportunities, including Breakthrough Radio.

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Getting to Know Josh

Don’t recognize this smiling face? It belongs to Josh. At Indaba, he oversees the launch of all our Opportunities & Contests and is responsible for turning the idea of an Indaba Licensing Catalog into reality.

He’s a busy guy, but I managed to pull him away from his work for a hot minute to talk about how he got started at Indaba and get the scoop on the licensing program.  Continue reading

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Licensing: How to Get Your Music Ready for TV and Film

Are you an artist looking for sync opportunities? Do you want your music in front of music supervisors, record labels, publishers and more? Want to make the best of what you’ve got but have no idea where to start? Not to worry! Indaba Music’s Licensing program is here to get the job done and we’ve pulled some helpful tips from Disc Makers and American Songwriter to help you get started. Take notes!  Continue reading

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